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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
1973

Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel

Event
1973

4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court

Event
1973

Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican

Event
1973

Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68

Death
1974

"Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC

Event
1974

Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)

Birth
1974

Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1974

Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76

Death
1974

Expert panel reports 18«-m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

Event
1974

24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle

Event
1975

Mary Pierce, Montreal Canada, tennis star (1995 Australian Open)

Birth
1975

Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)

Birth
1975

Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)

Event
1975

Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence

Event
1976

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1976

US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit

Event
1976

Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot Pres Ford

Event
1977

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament

Event
1977

Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"

Event
1978

Superbowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Superbowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE and Randy White, Dallas, DT

Event
1978

Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman

Event
1978

Margaret Bowman and Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy

Death
1980

Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London

Event
1981

"Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV

Event
1981

Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92

Death